WHAT'S YOUR PICK THIS MONTH?
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Each month I cull through HUNDREDS of events in Houston and curate the best for you by highlighting six inspiring events (“PICKS”) and one “SPIRIT SPOTLIGHT” (an inspiring person or bricks-and-mortar place) as well as products, classes and workshops, and services. I focus on culture and art, meditation, spiritual events, healthy living, one-of-a kind moments, and organizations that enlighten and inspire Houstonians. I’m so amazed by this city and I want to share my delight with you!
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Happy New Year! I love the possibilities that starting a new year brings. I hope your 2016 is off to a great start and that you’ll enjoy great things to come.
I have so much to tell you about and some great PICKS that I found this month so get out your calendar and start making notes. I love starting my new year by clearing the decks and focusing and there are some events coming up that will help you do just that: I’m teaching my popular “What’s Your Purpose?” workshop with Kevin Casey at Body Mind & Soul and there are three Holotropic Breathwork events the weekend of January 22-24. Both of those events will help you clear out the clutter and get to the real YOU. Yoga is another way to get focused so be sure be sure to attend the Texas Yoga Conference, which rolls into town February 19-21. I’ll be leading a labyrinth walk and will have a booth so be sure to join me for all the fun.
There are two amazing new spaces in Houston that are having opening parties soon – this month’s SPIRIT SPOTLIGHT, the Hines Center, will be celebrating with a free grand opening on January 23 and MATCH (which was my SPIRIT SPOTLIGHT last month) will be celebrating with a ticketed event, “Light Up the Night,” on Friday, January 15. Want to know about other grand openings and arts events? I recommend you check out the Dance Card and the Houston Chamber Music Card and Artshound. They are my secret weapon when for finding PICKS for you!
On the more spiritual side of things, I am thrilled to announce that there is a new “Magdalene Community” starting up at Grace Episcopal Church – all the details are below. I read this article recently about prayer needing to be followed up with action. It’s an interesting one that looks at how we react to tragedies as a nation. We have so many tragedies on a daily basis (or so it seems) that it’s overwhelming so the only way I can deal with it is by looking around my own backyard and seeing where I can be of service. Here’s an easy way to serve: over the holidays I collected $10 gift cards to give to street people around us and it was such a great feeling to do that! I give out crackers and water bottles year-round but it was nice to throw in something extra. And if you are concerned about what’s happening with gun laws in our state and around the country, I recommend you get involved with Moms Demand Action. They are doing some great things.
This month’s VIDEO PICK is a spoken word poem called “Look Up” that is about unplugging so that we can connect to each other. My younger son introduced me to it and it’s a terrific commentary on the times we live in.
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Have a great January, hug those you love, and happy PICK-ing!